Local Competitions

The aim of the competition is to encourage local people to help make the town of Wimborne Minster a more attractive place in which to live, work and visit. The competition is intended to be 'Fun' and open to anyone who lives within the town boundary of Wimborne Minster whether you have a beautiful hanging basket or pretty frontage, you are welcome to have a go. Trophies donated by local businesses and individuals are amongst the prizes to be won for several of the competition categories.

Results: 2017

Art & Poetry Competitions...

Wimborne in Bloom hold an annual competition for both Painting and Poetry. These competitions are open to all who live or have a connection, through local organisations, with Wimborne. There are different categories dependent on age.

For 2017 the title for the Poetry and Art competitions is "Bridges of Wimborne and Life Around Them"

Art: The work maybe in any medium, see entry form for maximum size and the full set of rules. Prizes will be awarded and all entries will be on public display in The Minster from 3rd July - 17th July. Full rules and entry forms can be found here. For the Under 16s competition there will be prizes in six groups:

Poetry: All you have to do is to write a poem with a title of "Bridges of Wimborne and Life Around Them" that is no more than 40 lines, and has not been previously published. Two categories: Under 18s and Adults. The competition is open to all residents and those connected with Wimborne through schools and local organisations. Full rules and entry forms can be found here.

Closing Date for both competitions: Both now closed and judging is over.

Results: 2017


Duck Race

1000 Ducks bob their way down the river Allen, avoiding reeds, fish and bridges as they hurtle towards the finish line. Sponsor a duck for the chance of winning one of several cash prizes, all proceeds go towards Wimborne in Bloom funds. This year the race takes place on Saturday 26th August 2017.

Results: 2017


Local Competition - How to enter (2017)

Step 1: From the list of Competition Categories select one or more that you would like to compete in.

Step 2: Obtain an Entry Form - you can print off a copy from here, or obtain a copy from several of the shops and outlets in the Town, or contact the Committee Chairman for a copy.

Step 3: Send the completed entry form to: Anthony Oliver, 34 Park Lane, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1LD (Tel. 01202 888703 or email: witsend@familyoliver.org.uk by: 12th July 2017

The judges will be looking for: overall impression; variety of plants; good quality plants; general tidiness and absence of litter


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Previous Years Results

Local Competition 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
Dumbleton Shield Competition 2009, 2007
Poetry Competition 2016, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009,2008, 2007, 2006
Art Competition 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Duck Race 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Planter on The Square, Wimborne Minster

Picture: Planter on The Square, Wimborne Minster